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Transcript of uss enterprise
USS Enterprise William Frederick Halsey, Jr. was born on October 30, 1882, at Elizabeth, NJ. The son of US Navy Captain William Halsey, he was raised on his father's stories and decided to attend the US Naval Academy. After waiting two years for an appointment, Halsey decided to study medicine at the University of Virginia with the goal of entering the Navy as a doctor. After his first year in Charlottesville, Halsey finally received his appointment and entered the academy in 1900. While not a gifted student, he was a skilled athlete and active in numerous academy clubs.
USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the world's first nuclear - powered aircraft carrier, commemorates a name which has been a continuing symbol of the great struggle to retain American liberty, justice and freedom since the first days of the American Revolutionary War. The eighth ship of the Fleet to carry this illustrious name that is defining boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs. The ships named Enterprise have fought in some of the greatest naval battles in the history of the United States. These ships were manned by Sailors committed to victory under the harshest of conditions.